Bulg. J. Phys. vol.48 no.5-6 (2021), pp. 597-607

Present-Day Research Opportunities with Quasimonochromatic γ Beams

D.L. Balabanski
Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP), Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&l;D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), 30 Reactorului Str., 077125 Magurele, Romania
Abstract. An overview of the main directions of present-day studies with quasimonochromatic γ beams are discussed with an emphasis on the research opportunities which will be offered at the Extreme Light Infrastructure Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) facility at Magurele near Bucharest in Romania. Experiments with γ beams at the extremes of high temperature and high neutron-to-proton ratios are outlined. Some of the experimental setups for nuclear structure, reaction and astrophysics studies, which are available at ELI-NP, are described. Perspectives for studies of exotic nuclei within the Gamma Factory experiment at CERN are discussed. The expected fission-fragment yields at the Gamma Factory are presented. The perspectives for nuclear structure studies with γ rays with orbital angular momentum are outlined.

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